The Top Eight Celebrity Sex Tapes!

An amateur pornographic video involving one or more celebrity status individuals which has unintentionally, or intentionally been made public is what is known as a celebrity sex tape. While such footage may seem like it should damage a celebrity’s career, it often does the opposite as it’s really just a sensational marketing tool that can and has, advanced and established media careers.

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Most recently, it was Hulk Hogan in court over his ‘leaked’ sex tape with his then ex-best friend’s wife. It was speculated that his ex-best friend, ‘Bubba the Love Sponge Clem’ leaked the tape to Gawker. Hulk Hogan claimed, “I wasn’t Hulk Hogan in that tape, I was Terry Bollea, and I didn’t know that I was being videotaped.” Whether you believe it was Hulk or Terry in that sex tape, you can sure count on the fact that Hulk Hogan benefited from fighting that tape’s release. While maintaining deniability, he still was enjoying the career benefits that a sex tape provides, for better or for worse.

The current acceptance of celebrity sex tapes wasn’t always so. Several decades ago a sex tape was considered a serious taboo. Perhaps it’s because of the prevalence of video cameras nowadays, as well as the easy availability of pornography, Joe Levy, the executive editor of Rolling Stone speculates. This age of technology continues to create and promote celebrities, not because of their talent as much as out of sensationalism and notoriety. This is how sex tapes were born and this is why they continue to thrive.

For your kinky consideration herein are 8 sex tape scandals that have made or broken careers.

1. JOAN LAURRER (CHYNA)

Joan Laurrer is better known as Chyna since she’s a widely known as a professional wrestler for WWE. She released her sex tape in efforts to boost her career from inside the ring to onto the screen. Red Light District Video, the very same company that distributed Paris Hilton’s sex tape also distributed Laurrer’s tape: ‘One night in China.” Yet, the tape wasn’t as well received as she had hoped, it did propel her to land a spot on VH1’s “The Surreal Life” as well as “The Surreal Life: Fame Games,” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

2. FARRAH ABRAHAM

While a lot of sex tapes often just put the celebrity in the running for reality TV, it was actually reality TV that created this personality before she insisted on making a sex tape. This “Teen Mom” reality personality underwent countless plastic surgeries after her reality stardom, and then in 2013, she joined porn star James Deen in a sex tape to “celebrate her beautiful body.” The tape titled “Farrah Superstar: Back door Teen Mom,” succeeded in making Abraham more well known. She reportedly made a smashing $1.5 million dollars, a back door sequel, and she went on to become the most Google searched reality star in 2013.

3. KIM KARDASHIAN

The woman who once organized the closet of Paris Hilton, is now more of a star than Hilton herself, because of a big break she got from a 2007 sex tape with artist Ray J. Sure, she went through the motions of acting grief stricken from it being leaked. She filed a lawsuit and cried all about it on her show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” But truth be told, she would have never become a household name without that sex tape. She settled for a cool $5 million and her family is reportedly to have made a whopping $65 million from her sex tape leak, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

4. PAMELA ANDERSON

Everyone knows her as the “Baywatch” beauty and she had an iconic career until a sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee was stolen from their home in 1995. Both Anderson and Lee were huge stars, but the controversy surrounding the tape knock them out of the limelight. Pamela went on to make a second sex tape with the lead singer of Poison, Brett Michaels a few years later because um, once you pop, you can’t stop.

5. TILA TEQUILA

Nothing to see here but another reality TV star that wanted to boost her career with a sex tape. Why is she famous again? Oh yeah, she became popular on MySpace and later went on to become ‘Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Week’ and a ‘Cyber Girl of the Month’. With her rise to fame, MTV offered her a show titled, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” in 2007. She apparently was not satisfied with her time in the limelight, and went on in 2011 to tape herself engaged in sexual acts with two porn actresses. It didn’t do much to help her career, although she did appear on “Celebrity Big Brother.”

6. PARIS HILTON

The hotel heiress in 2004, starred in a gritty night vision video called, One Night in Paris. It conveniently was released right before her reality series took off. Some say that sex tape helped make her stint on “The Simple Life” one of the network’s most popular shows of the season, and it’s said to be the most successful celebrity sex tape ever. Paris and her then boyfriend Rick Salomon, filmed themselves getting frisky, proving that filming yourself rolling around naked with someone can make you insanely rich and famous, even if your daddy was already insanely rich and famous.

7. KATIE PRICE AND DANE BOWERS

She’s an English television personality and model, and he’s an English singer, but they didn’t let their talent stop there. Rather they went on to make a sex tape, but it was stolen from their flat in 1999, and released onto the Internet.

8. COLIN FARRELL

In 2003, the 37-year-old actor starred in a sex tape with Playboy model, Nicole Narain. She recorded the actor and her doing it wild in 2006. Once she shopped it around after their split, he sued her for releasing the 14 minute tape. The actor’s career however was not blemished, although he told Elle magazine that the whole thing was “horrifying.”

And Finally…..

Keep calm, shag on and be mindful of what nefarious activity you consent to videotaping, and be aware that in this day in age, you’ve most likely already be taped doing the dirty!

Curious to know all the celebrities that have a sex tape? Check out the ‘Celebrity Sex Tape‘ page on Wikipedia and you’ll have a hoot reading up on all the juicy details.

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Gabriella Zene is an American writer who joined the Escort Advertising team in early 2016. Since then, she has gained a fine reputation, and adds a high level of sex industry expertise to the team.

She is certainly most famous for her informative, yet hilarious looks at sex from around the world. However, she is also well known for her erotic stories, as well as her blogs on sexual health, which she sees as vital in helping out men and women everywhere.

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